Dr. Sanabella DiSanto
"Have confidence that you will complete this program. The professors are excellent and truly care about our students and want them to be successful. It will be worth it in the end."
- DNP – Oakland University, 2009
- M.S. in Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – University of Michigan
- BSN – Eastern Michigan University, 2001
- AND – WCCC
- Articles in various publications
- Editor for many textbooks
- Many national and international oral presentations
- Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Distinguished alumni of EMU
- Fellow of the Ken Blanchard Servant Leadership program
- Pioneered Nurse Practitioner cardiothoracic ICU and trauma critical care programs
- AACN; bedside ultrasound compared to chest radiograph to determine pneumothorax post chest tube removal, 2010
In which online degree program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
- NURS 221: Health Assessment for RNs
- NURS 465: RN Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice: Nurse as Leader
- NURS 479: Special Topic Courses
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
- Health assessment: ability to apply assessment techniques to patients
- Leadership: improvement of conflict-resolution techniques, communication skills and leadership skills
Why did you start teaching?
I have had a vast amount of clinical experience and, being an exceptional leader in nursing, I hope to teach the next generation of nurses to deliver excellent patient care.
What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?
Have confidence that you will complete this program. The professors are excellent and truly care about our students and want them to be successful. It will be worth it in the end.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Who Moved My Cheese" by Spencer Johnson.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in the nursing profession?
Dedication and drive.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?
Balancing work, home and school life.
Tell us something that your students might find interesting, something they may not know about you.
I became a mother at 16 and had three children by the age of 21. I dropped out of school in 11th grade but went on to obtain my GED, then ADN, BSN, M.S. and DNP. I had my last child at 42 years old. If I can do it, so can you.